I’m not used to using WordPress. it is weird.
anyhow, in a fit of boredom and impulsiveness, I dragged my brother to Old School the other day (20th feb) after a failed day of shopping for Graces dress and his shirts for an upcoming dinner. It was boring (the shopping).
We went to 2902 gallery, where this exhibition was on:
|presentation | representation 6 Feb 10 – 13 Mar 10|
But. I wasn’t too interested by that. I was more interested by the intimate series of photography of various artists at their most private moments. In the artist’s statement, it was something about artists constantly presenting a well-practiced image of self-presentation to others that do not reveal their true self. Yet these photographs were captured by the German (i think the artist is German) when they were most deep-in-thought. When they realise that the camera is on them, there is a sense of self-awareness.
I like the concept of catching people in their most private moments and evoking that caught-in-action-almost-clumsy sudden sense of self-awareness, versus capturing someone with the honed and practiced image of one’s self-projection. It’s like catching a person who is half in-half out of his very private world, and there’s this sense of confusion and awareness of oneself.
Unfortunately I am only continuing a draft written in on March 1, recounting an event that occurred on Feb 20, and it is currently April 2. Then, I had planned to continue with the draft the next day. But I forgot and only just noticed it. This is horrible. I didn’t manage to get much details on it and can’t remember the artist’s/series name. To tell the truth I don’t have the habit of remembering the artist/work title. I read the description and look at the work. I only remember the images. ARGH.
I will learn from this lesson to take note of the artist’s name/ work’s name in future exhibitions etc.